Summer has arrived, and that means it is time to go outdoors for some swimming, fishing, boating, or picnicking on the beach. Before you get in the water, let’s talk safety first.
On May 2, 2019 the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that it will pursue a new environmental review and planning process for modernized water conveyance in the Delta.
DWR announced more than $14 million in grant funding for projects that increase water quality, supply, and infrastructure in California communities.
Lake Oroville operations update for June 14, 2019
The status quo in the Delta is not an option and puts the state’s clean water supply at risk.
Driving along Interstate 5 south of Sacramento, you wouldn’t notice anything unique about the land stretched out beyond your car window. But hidden between Interstate 5 and Walnut Grove, lies one of the most important environmental restoration sites in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Following Governor Newsom’s recent direction, DWR is pursuing a new environmental review and planning process for a single tunnel solution to modernize water infrastructure in the Delta.
Rain and snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and supplies drinking water—through the State Water Project (SWP)—to 27 million people. Yet the reliability of this critical water supply is compromised.
Due to late precipitation and based on inflows, DWR has taken steps to prepare for potential use of the spillway.
Due to forecasted inflows into Lake Oroville, DWR is preparing for the potential use of Oroville’s main spillway next week.